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    My wife pointed out gloppy stringy stuff attached to the rocks and floating in the current after work. After looking closer I realized what it was.My poor sea hare got sent through my large koralia powerhead,what a damn mess. I wont have to feed the fish for a week now. He was doing good and it just so happened the big koralia was where alot of algae was and he liked it there.They are a rather gooey consistency so I assume it would have been easy for some of him to get pulled in and couldnt escape.I obviously cant get another one cause I need the powerhead and shileding it would be difficult without impeding flow.

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    I hate when deaths happen due to equipment. Sorry to read this.
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    Makes me a feel a bit sick bud.

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    Sorry to hear about the but luck there Smuag

    I have heard & read of a lot of times were this happened to a anemone, but never any other type of critter.
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    I remember a while back I lost 4 cories because they got stuck in a filter uptake tube when the prefilter got dislodged from the tube. It did make me feel literally sick to my stomach. They were just investigating and got stuck. Horrible.
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    Actually not all that uncommon for Sea Hares to get sucked into things like powerheads, especially in cases like you mentioned where their staple food is close to the powerhead. Sorry to hear of your loss smaug.
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    What a shame, Sorry to hear it
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    Im thinking of ways to guard the powerheads. He was too cool to not have another one when its safe to do so.

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    Oh sad. I'm sorry. :(

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    Could you use some sort of plastic grid to create a shield?
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